Protection and Rule of Law Community Mobilizer, Mezam and Momo-NWR, Mobilisateur communautaire pour la protection et l’état de droit, Mezam et Momo-NWR, Buea International Rescue Committee

Protection and Rule of Law Community Mobilizer, Mezam and Momo-NWR, Mobilisateur communautaire pour la protection et l’état de droit, Mezam et Momo-NWR, Buea International Rescue Committee

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Requisition ID: req22340

Job Title: Protection and Rule of Law Community Mobilizer, Mezam and Momo-NWR

Sector: Protection and rule of law

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Buea, Cameroon

Job Description

IRC is recruiting a Community Mobilizer (PRoL) who is a member of the Protection Mobile Team, operating in the North West Region. The role of the Community Mobilizer will be to ensure the implementation of emergency protection prevention and response activities in order to facilitate access to services. The Community Mobilizer will work under the supervision of a protection Assistant and collaborate closely the Protection Officer, Protection and Rule of Law Manager and with other IRC sectors such as WPE and WASH.


The PROL Community Mobilizer will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of prevention and awareness-raising activities in terms of protection and rule of law within Mezam Division.

The Community Mobilizer will be based in Bamenda and with frequent trips to surrounding localities

The responsibilities of the community mobilizer Protection and Rule of Law Program fall within the following objectives:

Sensitize the populations on their rights and access to services;

Prevent certain protection risks through the community approach;

Communicate about services available within IRC and in the communities;

Promote a community approach to protection.

Identify protection issues at community level in connection with the assistant;

Identify themes requiring the organization of awareness raising;

Participate in the development of suitable supports;

Support in the research of appropriate sensitization methodology;

Support in the conduct of Focus Groups and evaluations.

Ensure data is segregated by age, gender and diversity (such as disability)

Ensure regularly and timely submission of reports (daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly).

Supervision of volunteers and protection committees. Assists the supervisor in identifying, training and supporting volunteers,   (Community Focal Points); Supervises volunteers and monitors their activities

Maintain open and professional relationships with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing supervision and guidance to enable work teams to successfully complete their tasks and within budget ;

Provide technical support and training to volunteers;

Distribute Information, Communication and Education (IEC) tools to volunteers;

Liaise with community leaders and other sectors and agencies working locally.

Monitor the activities of the protection committees

  1. Monitoring of activities

Provide regular reports, document results and keep detailed records

Provide weekly reports on the progress of outreach activities.

  1. General

Commits to respecting the IRC Way (IRC Ethics).

Undertakes to ensure the optimal implementation of these Policies in its working environment.

Is available to perform any other ad hoc task deemed useful by his / her direct superior or by the IRC.

  1. Other functions

Monitor and assess the safety and security of the team on a regular and proactive basis; promptly report concerns or incidents to the PRoL manager;

Meet with community representatives and other external parties as needed to maintain and improve the security environment for IRC programs;

Any other duties assigned by the supervisor to enable the development of IRC programs;

Upon request, participate in any cross-sectoral assessment process, including analyzes and planning.


Qualifications Have a General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level or Baccalaureate or any other equivalent diploma;

Minimum one year of professional experience in business or in an NGO, CIGs and community development initiatives preferably, proven ability in community mobilization, identification, registration and selection of beneficiaries is highly required;

Fluent in English and Pidgin English and excellent written and oral communication skills;

Knowledge of other local languages of the community, and of cultures and traditions of the community would be an asset ;

Have a good presentation and a respectful attitude towards beneficiaries, local authorities, community leaders, colleagues and superiors;

Be flexible; ability to work in a team, sometimes under pressure and often in an unstable security environment.

Have an excellent command of computer tools: Word, Excel, Power Point and MS Outlook.

Have a sense of organization and a strong time management ability.

Have excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.

Be of Cameroonian nationality preferably from the North West Region.

In order to meet its gender equality target, this position is open to female candidates only.


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